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Sinker_UK
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

I too was frustrated / annoyed by the lack of space on the home screens (Dell have made the Streak a Portrait phone by default, like their other Android phones, with a fudged Landscape mode, rather than primarily a Landscape tablet). I have bought LauncherPro Plus and I'm very happy with it.

 

What I still miss though, a lot, is the old notification / task bar. I _really_ miss that bar. Please Dell, bring it back!!! It was a key factor in me buying the Streak and the removal is a clear regression.

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rdg77
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

Hi Amy,

I use a french Streak (baseband GAUSB1A131800-EU, build 12821) and have a few problems:

  • No access to WiFi channels above 11 (12 & 13 are OK in France); this has already been signaled here by an UK user.
  • Vocal recognition does not work, no matter what language is selected. It did work quie well in 1.6. Please note that Google-based vocal recognition also works.
  • I sometime have to take my battery off in order to reboot the Streak. I don't know if things are related but, as seen with Astro, the contents of the /firstboot/lost+found directory seems very strange, with weird file names and many recursive references.

I hope this will help you to make a better build, as soon as possible 😉

Remi

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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

Thanks for the ideas will try asap, ive one a couple more system restores and it stays on now but logservice still keeps crashing the phone. everything else is fine except for the phone, very frustrating when you have a heavily pregnant wife and you waiting for calls.

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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

Ive tried downloading the official 2.2 to re flash but it wont verify with the ota server so that wont work. if a sytystem restore wont work and iI cant re flash, what othe options are there other than returning the handset? it is still usless as a phone logservice keeps taking it out.

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D123451
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

version 318

1. it always freezes when turned from portrate to landscape and landscape to portrate about 1 min the screen is only left with the background picture

2. battery life is short compare to 2.1/1.6 with nothhing switched on, just on standby and phone calls

3. sometimes unresponsive (the lock) when phonecalls come in

4.won't able to talk to the person u called or when recieve calls when battery is low like say 20% u can hear them but they won't hear u.

5.always accidentaly pulled the information bar/quick swipe menu access

6.the speed of respond to touch/hard button is slower than 2.1/1.6 always need to press twice

7.Lack of icon space, the 1.6/2.1 have done a great job to utilize the 5inch screen, though this 2.2 release only allow u to put a few icons.... i prefer seperate screen for each page than overlapping them ,though the background can stay the same as now, i like how it scrolls right and left with just only 1 background picture

8.Camera shutter respond is slow... need to hold long time be4 it take pictures.

9. dunno if its a bug, but the screen even turn upside down in lanscape

10. can't send or recieve anything through bluetooth through computer without installing apps

11. the music named in traditional chinese, korean and japanese is messed up and with english it ate the "O" if its the starting letter

12. accuweather causes the whole thing to crash and force close leading to jumping out messages every 5min and facebook/twitter widgit non user friendly....

13*. can we have a blank stage screen so we can pull icons into it? i very much liked the design XD though i think the stage can be a little bit bigger and transparent XD

so far other than that its all gd thx and hope can have a performance and bug fix in the future like say 2.2.1 or even 2.3  X]

ps though have seen people using moded roms and got the performance to score upto 1530 compare to the official rom only scored 815 in qurdrant....  i think theres still places that the official rom can be improved, dunno if its possible

thx again if dun have much time just concentrate on underline ones they're more important that others

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spectre51
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

version 318

1. it always freezes when turned from portrate to landscape and landscape to portrate about 1 min the screen is only left with the background picture

2. battery life is short compare to 2.1/1.6 with nothhing switched on, just on standby and phone calls

3. sometimes unresponsive (the lock) when phonecalls come in

4.won't able to talk to the person u called or when recieve calls when battery is low like say 20% u can hear them but they won't hear u.

5.always accidentaly pulled the information bar/quick swipe menu access

6.the speed of respond to touch/hard button is slower than 2.1/1.6 always need to press twice

7.Lack of icon space, the 1.6/2.1 have done a great job to utilize the 5inch screen, though this 2.2 release only allow u to put a few icons.... i prefer seperate screen for each page than overlapping them ,though the background can stay the same as now, i like how it scrolls right and left with just only 1 background picture

8.Camera shutter respond is slow... need to hold long time be4 it take pictures.

9. dunno if its a bug, but the screen even turn upside down in lanscape

10. can't send or recieve anything through bluetooth through computer without installing apps

11. the music named in traditional chinese, korean and japanese is messed up and with english it ate the "O" if its the starting letter

12. accuweather causes the whole thing to crash and force close leading to jumping out messages every 5min and facebook/twitter widgit non user friendly....

13*. can we have a blank stage screen so we can pull icons into it? i very much liked the design XD though i think the stage can be a little bit bigger and transparent XD

so far other than that its all gd thx and hope can have a performance and bug fix in the future like say 2.2.1 or even 2.3  X]

ps though have seen people using moded roms and got the performance to score upto 1530 compare to the official rom only scored 815 in qurdrant....  i think theres still places that the official rom can be improved, dunno if its possible

thx again if dun have much time just concentrate on underline ones they're more important that others

For most of those items I offer this:  Have you or did you try a factory reset after installing the update?  It will probably help with some of the issues namely: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12

To try an fix touchscreen sensitivity or response try this: http://www.streaksmart.com/2010/10/how-to-calibrate-dell-streak-touchscreen.html

Dell can't fix the facebook or twitter widget being "non-user friendly"  if you don't like them then find a different facebook or twitter app/widget on the marketplace and use those.  The built in ones are the default for the facebook and twitter applications they are not Dell's applications. Unless you are talking about the Stage Twitter and Facebook widgets, which in that case just use the regular facebook/twitter ones and remove the stage social networking widget.

 

As for #7 use a different launcher instead of Stage such as launcher Pro or ADW launcher they will allow you to have more screen real estate to use.  For #13 you can remove the stage widgets on one of the homescreens to put icons on it.  but again I think you will be much happier with launcher pro or ADW launcher.

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KHammond
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

How many people have to reply to this post before Dell Responds to the simple question, Will there be some sort of update to 2.2. Can Dell not just give us an answer of any kind like, we are working on it or something! Dell, Please say something, give us all some idea about what is happening.

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Sinker_UK
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

Hi Amy.

 

I'm assuming this thread is still relevant. I'm having problems with unlocking my Streak since the update to 2.2. On occasion, the unlock 'bar', that you drag up, only goes a short way, then bounces back. The only way to unlock the device is to turn the screen off again, wait approx. 10 seconds, then try again. I've reset my device, and calibrated my screen (which, for the first few attempts, failed on the second section).

More info here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/mobile-devices/f/3824/t/19360578.aspx

Kind regards,

Peter.

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spectre51
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

Hi Amy.

 

I'm assuming this thread is still relevant. I'm having problems with unlocking my Streak since the update to 2.2. On occasion, the unlock 'bar', that you drag up, only goes a short way, then bounces back. The only way to unlock the device is to turn the screen off again, wait approx. 10 seconds, then try again. I've reset my device, and calibrated my screen (which, for the first few attempts, failed on the second section).

More info here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/mobile-devices/f/3824/t/19360578.aspx

Kind regards,

Peter.

You said you reset the device but did you factory reset?

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Sinker_UK
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Re: Streak Froyo Update Performance Feedback - For All Updated Units

Hi Spectre51.

Yes, it was a factory reset. I've done several, actually, and this problem always returns.

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